I currently own a Canon 5D MKII and I need a flash and tripod asap.
I heard Canon speedlites were great, but they seem a bit overpriced for my budget. I need a flash so I can take quick lovely pictures in low light social events, such as at parties, weddings and etc. I've been using a f/2.8 lens, but it just takes way too long to take a picture in low light so all my pictures end up blurry. I want my pictures to look as natural as possible and not a huge nasty glow like some cheaper cameras tend to do.
I also need a nice sturdy tripod, but I do not want to spend over $300 for one. Can anyone recommend me some economical tripod & flashes? Like the best bang for the buck? There's just so many models and after market alternatives, it's a bit overwhelming. Thanks in advance.
Btw, do I've noticed some of the speedlites have infrared and the lower models appear to not have them. Do I really need this?